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Can Wacom take on the Apple Store?

Wacom has been indulging in some mighty big talk of late. It's heady with excitement about its new products - including its reinvented Bamboo touchpad (opens in new tab), its snazzy Cintiq Companion (opens in new tab) tablets and three digital pens (opens in new tab) that it reckons takes pressure sensitivity to new levels. And it's keen to get the message out, enlisting top agency Fi to create what it claims is a new type of product website (opens in new tab).

But when it comes down to drawing technology, there's no substitute for trying things out yourself - especially with emerging alternatives like Adobe hardware (opens in new tab) to consider. So with that in mind, the Japanese company today opens its first Wacom store in the UK.

Located in the Buckinghamshire town of High Wycombe, this 'Experience Centre' will have the full range of Wacom products on display, including the newly available Cintiq Companion creative tablets and Intuos pen tablets.

A one-stop-shop and solution centre for everything Wacom, it's been very much designed along Apple Store lines. We just hope some of the more over-the-top whooping and cheering gets left out of the mix...

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